Overview: the four strands of progression

Each strand contains a set of learning objectives that can be used to build curricular, unit and lesson plans. You can use them to structure teaching throughout Years 7 to 11.

Although the strands are organised by years, you can develop plans that cluster learning objectives and offer development paths that are focused more on levels of achievement. It is designed to help you plan effectively, by building schemes of work that are aligned to appropriate contexts, activities and resources.

Each strand also includes extension objectives that provide further challenge and allow depth to support the transition to post-16 education.

Strands Substrands
1 Finding information 1.1 Using data and information sources
1.2 Searching and selecting
1.3 Organising and investigating
2 Developing ideas 2.1 Analysing and automating processes
2.2 Models and modelling
2.3 Sequencing instructions
3 Communicating information3.1 Fitness for purpose
3.2 Refining and presenting information
3.3 Communicating
4 Evaluating4.1 Evaluating work
(discrete but also embedded into the other nine above)